Open up the July/August issue of Fitness magazine, flip to page 26, and who will you see?
Why, little old me! I recently won the Editor’s Pick for Best Healthy Living Blog in the magazine’s first-ever Fitterati blog awards. I’m so thankful for everyone who voted (nearly 19,000 votes were cast!) and feel very honored to be listed among such great blogs.
Here is a shout out to the 11 other blogs that won awards – I’m sure you’re familiar with a few of them, but hopefully you can find some new blogs to browse (all descriptions from Fitness).
Reader’s Choice for Best Healthy Living Blog: Blogilates
Cassey Ho is a pilates and group exercise instructor, a YouTube fitness guru, the creator of POP Pilates, and the designer of oGorgeous yoga bags.
Editor’s Choice for Best Running Blog: Skinny Runner
"NormalJogger just didn’t have the same ring to it," SR writes. Her blog is a "not so serious take on a serious passion of mine: running" with a healthy dose of sarcasm, celebrity gossip and goofiness interspersed.
Reader’s Choice for Best Running Blog: Black Girls RUN!
Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners.
Editor’s Choice for Best Inspirational Blog: The Wannabe Athlete
Callie is a wannabe athlete, working mom and loving wife. She blogs about her journey to a healthier lifestyle and inspires others by sharing her trials and triumphs along the way.
Reader’s Choice for Best Inspirational Blog: Ali on the Run
Ali blogs a lot about running, but her Thankful Thursdays and kicking Crohn’s disease’s butt is why she’s here in the Inspirational category.
Editor’s Choice for Best Healthy Eating Blog: Iowa Girl Eats
Midwestern girl Kristin has a sweet tooth and lives by the philosophy: "Eat Well. Run Often. Travel Far."
Reader’s Choice for Best Healthy Eating Blog: Skinny Taste
On Skinnytaste, you’ll find healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice any of the flavor that can be found in their full-fat origins. Gina creates low-cal, low fat recipes and shares beautiful pictures of her creations.
Editor’s Choice for Best Weight Loss Blog: Runs for Cookies
Katie is a 29 year-old woman who lost 125 lbs in 16 months and became a runner in the process. She is now "fighting to the death" to keep the weight off and live a healthy life.
Reader’s Choice for Best Weight Loss Blog: It Sux to be Fat
Jen is an elementary school teacher who has lost more than 100 pounds and posts about weight loss, running, recipes, and more.
Editor’s Choice for Best Personal Trainer Blog: Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
28 year-old Courtney just recently received her Personal Trainer certification and enjoys all things related to food, fitness, and fashion…and especially feeding her sweet tooth!
Reader’s Choice for Best Personal Trainer Blog: Fitnessita
Gina is an AFAA certified instructor, personal trainer and military wife. She posts recipes, workout challenges, playlists and reviews.
Now it’s your turn. If you’re a blogger, please plug your blog! Tell me what makes it fantastic and unique (because you ARE fantastic and unique) and include your website address. Don’t be shy! Hopefully, we’ll all find some new blogs to read and enjoy!
Thanks for the opportunity to plug our blogs! I think my favorite from the above list is Iowa Girl Eats, mostly because she makes good quality recipes that aren’t intimidating and have the bonus health factor.
My blog ( everylittelthingblog.com ) is about all natural and organic eating, and supporting a hyper-local lifestyle. I work to get most of my food from local sources (farms, markets, co-ops, etc), and support my community (St. Louis!). I’m an active member of Slow Food St. Louis and do whatever I can to support area events, people, restaurants, etc. The majority of my posts are recipes using only all natural foods, and my goal is to show people that buying groceries from their farmer’s market and turning into a quality meal doesn’t have to be intimidating!